Jan 2, 2018, 5:37 PM
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Spox: Citizenship rights respecting people's peaceful protests

Tehran, Jan 2, IRNA – Iran's Government spokesman Mohammad-Baqer Nobakht said on Tuesday that protesting the government is respectable from the view of citizenship rights.

Nobakht made the remarks speaking during his weekly press briefing in reaction to the recent protests across the country.

Protests to government's performance within legal frameworks are acceptable, Nobakht said, noting that the government has shown its adherence to this right.

'The Constitutional Law regards refusal to disturb public security as the border between turmoil and protest,' the official said.

Even dealing with the rioters has to be done within the framework of law, he added.

Whatever disturbs national security and harms individual and public interests is legally regarded as a crime and those committing such crimes will be convicted both by the nation and the law, Nobakht said.

Noting that the common point of the police officers and the rioters is that they are all Iranians, the official said that any damage, either to the police officers or to the rioters, saddens the government.

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